Importance of Grants

Members will recall that in the early part of 2020, the Club applied for a $20,000 Sector Support for Resilient Organisations grant. This funding was available for eligible not-for-profit arts, sports and community organisations, impacted by COVID-19, to maintain staff, pivot operations, collaborate, develop new ways of working, innovate, maintain viability and build resilience as appropriate for future recovery.

The objective of this program was to contribute towards ensuring that eligible organisations were able continue delivering ongoing benefit for the WA community. Conditional approval was given in July 2020 and grant funds followed.

The grant proved highly valuable during the Covid lockdown and also subsequent periods when the Club’s operations were restricted. Our reduced cash flow was supplemented by this grant funding allowing the Club to maintain its bowling greens and croquet courts; replenish our bar stocks; comply with Covid requirements and training; maintain the clubhouse to a clean and compliant standard; allow the new BePoz point-of-sale system training and implementation to continue; and to operate the Club and provide events and services during periods of significantly restricted patronage.

We are extremely grateful to the State government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lotterywest for their support of the Sorrento Bowling in Western Australia. As we know, sport and recreation build stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities.